Archives for June, 2014

Quick Tips to Jumpstart Your Metabolism

By Sarah G. Mason Who wouldn’t love to burn extra calories while lounging on the sofa? All it takes is a little metabolic nudge and you can! Give your metabolism a boost by adding these simple daily habits to your routine. Eat breakfast within one hour of waking  to jumpstart your metabolism. Be sure to choose foods high in fiber …

Simple Tricks to Ban the Bark

By Kat Freestone Dogs bark. It’s a simple fact of life. And yet, how can we convince our best furry friends to keep quiet when cars drive by, guests come to visit or cats venture too close?  While it may seem tempting to snap at your dog or hold his mouth closed, these actions may actually rile him more, causing …

New Offense = New Vibe

By Mike Capshaw A new offense has renewed Florida football fans’ hope heading into the 2014 season. Sure, spring scrimmages mean little in the grand SEC scheme. Jeff Driskel could sizzle for a gazillion yards during the Orange & Blue Debut, only to fizzle this fall. Regardless, the fan vibe filling the air around The Swamp was widely positive as …

Horrible Leadership Habits

By Sarah G. Mason Here you are. You’ve worked early mornings and late nights, nailed that first promotion and then the second, and now you’re sitting behind an oak desk with a gold nameplate and a team of workers at your beck and call. You’re the leader, but are you a good one? Leadership isn’t a skill we’re all born …

10 Little Tricks to Look More Confident

By Leil Lowndes My friends know that I’m a big “fake it ‘till you make it” advocate, especially when it comes to exuding confidence. It makes sense because your mind and body strive to agree. (You Neuroscience buffs know it as “cognitive consistency.”) So if your mind tells you that you’re anxious, your body acts accordingly. Happily, the reverse is also …

Fatherhood Redefined

By Ginger Henderson Seven million! That’s the number of married fathers who, according to the 2011 U.S. Census, act as the primary childcare provider for their children. While many still consider mothers to be best-suited to rear children, today’s fathers are facing a whole new world – one where they are in charge of the household.  “My wife enjoys calling me ‘Mr. …